A leading international rights group assailed Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, accusing them of using abductions, torture and other shocking tactics as a tool to stifle dissent and appealing on the Egyptian president to acknowledge and investigate serious human rights violations.
A fragile cease-fire appeared to hold in South Sudan's capital Juba after four days of gun battles that have left several hundred people dead and sent nearly 40,000 fleeing.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is spending her 19th birthday in Kenya Tuesday visiting the world's largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century.
JUBA - South Sudan's president and his estranged deputy ordered a ceasefire Monday after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital that sent thousands fleeing and threatened a return to civil war.
Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire are shaking South Sudan's capital Juba Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the specter of a return to civil war.
The young Liberian man went through hell, but when he reached Libya he hoped that there he'd be able to make a living and get an education. Instead, he entered another hell of imprisonment, then near death at sea.
WASHINGTON - The United States urged an immediate end to violence in South Sudan Sunday after fresh clashes left scores dead in the capital, threatening the young nation's shaky peace deal.
Heavy fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire two days after gun battles left at least 150 fighters dead.
Manar Sarhan disinfects her hands after filling a patient's tooth, readying to catch the Euro 2016 match and analyze it for a newspaper as Egypt's first woman in mainstream soccer punditry.
Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and a taxi driver were buried Saturday in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial killings.